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Home Office Questions: European Court of Justice

Yet again the UK Government has evaded answering my serious concerns over national security.

During Home Office Questions, I asked the Home Secretary to explain how we will have access to important security instruments, such as EUROPOL, EUROJUST and SIS 2, if the Prime Minister’s pointless red lines on the European Court of Justice stay in place.

The Home Secretary tried to boast that this was not a problem as it was all covered in the political declaration. What he didn’t explain, however, is the political declaration is not binding. It is merely a wish list of things the UK Government want to achieve. As much as the Home Secretary might wish for these things to exist after Brexit day they won’t.

The Government need to wake up, listen to MPs concerns and change direction. Reheating the same old deal does nothing to protect our national security and does nothing to move us on from the mess this government has created.